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The News section contains topical information regarding environmental management, sustainable development, Corporate Social Responsibility, and many other environment-related facts. You will also get here a current overview of what is happening in these areas generally.
 

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Very high air pollution levels across Western Europe - Mar 14, 2014
High pollutant levels currently experienced in parts of France, Belgium and Germany are leading some areas to take urgent action to lower air pollution – for example, public transport is free in Paris over the weekend as an incentive for people to avoid car use. - Mar 14, 2014
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West Virginia Agency Approves Freedom Industries' Tank Removal Plan - Mar 14, 2014
West Virginia Agency Approves Freedom Industries' Tank Removal Plan - Mar 14, 2014
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Summer ozone at harmful levels in 2013 - Mar 13, 2014
Ground-level ozone exceeded legal limits in every Member State and at many individual measurement sites during summer 2013, according to the European Environment Agency's annual report on this harmful pollutant. Although the number of exceedances is high, they have decreased over recent decades, the report notes. - Mar 13, 2014
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EU project pioneers 'remarkable' new approach to food security challenge - Mar 13, 2014
EU project pioneers 'remarkable' new approach to food security challenge - Mar 13, 2014
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Project launched to cut ´hidden´ salt in foods - Mar 11, 2014
Project launched to cut ´hidden´ salt in foods - Mar 11, 2014
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Bechtel-Led Consortium Resumes Role at Pantex, Oak Ridge - Mar 10, 2014
Bechtel-Led Consortium Resumes Role at Pantex, Oak Ridge - Mar 10, 2014
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The once and future currency - Mar 08, 2014
A new book examines the world’s love-hate relationship with the dollar - Mar 08, 2014
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Linking data for better information management in SMEs - Marc 07, 2014
Linking data for better information management in SMEs - Marc 07, 2014
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New mapping method for 'green infrastructure', Europe's vital natural areas - Mar 06, 2014
Healthy natural areas often fulfil important yet unseen functions, from preventing floods to filtering air. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) proposes a method for mapping this 'green infrastructure'. - Mar 06, 2014
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2014 Winter Blasts Affecting Energy Output and Maintenance of Solar Panels - Mar 06, 2014
2014 Winter Blasts Affecting Energy Output and Maintenance of Solar Panels - Mar 06, 2014
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STAGES improves knowledge on status of EU waters - Marc 06, 2014
STAGES improves knowledge on status of EU waters - Marc 06, 2014
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ChicoBag Joins B Corp to Help Change the Status Quo and Raise the Bar on Social and Environmental Performance Standards - Mar 05, 2014
Pioneers in the reusable bag movement continue to lead the way with prestigious B Corp Certification - Mar 05, 2014
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Plastic Packaging Reduces Emissions and Energy Consumption - Mar 04, 2014
Plastic Packaging Reduces Emissions and Energy Consumption - Mar 04, 2014
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New EU project to reintroduce legumes in European fields - Marc 04, 2014
New EU project to reintroduce legumes in European fields - Marc 04, 2014
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Manitoba Harvest Achieves B Corp Certification - Mar 03, 2014
Manitoba Harvest Achieves B Corp Certification - Mar 03, 2014
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New mobile phone app will help track marine litter - Mar 03, 2014
People will soon be able to report the litter they find on the beach, thanks to a new mobile phone app developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA). - Mar 03, 2014
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Leading Consumer Brands CEOs Critical of Shimkus TSCA Reform Proposal: Falls Short on Transparency, Safety Standards and Incentive for Innovation - Feb 28, 2014
Leading Consumer Brands CEOs Critical of Shimkus TSCA Reform Proposal: Falls Short on Transparency, Safety Standards and Incentive for Innovation - Feb 28, 2014
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MARKS & SPENCER cooperates with CSR Company International - Febr 03, 2014
Vienna (csr-partners) – CSR Company International takes the lead in implementing MARKS & SPENCER’s Sustainability Management Framework Project. ISO 26000 is their tool of choice to achieve the goals for sustainable supply chain management as set in Plan A. - Febr 03, 2014
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Western Balkans gearing up for Horizon 2020 - Feb 21, 2014
Western Balkans gearing up for Horizon 2020 - Feb 21, 2014
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Charges Filed Against Leaders of HazWaste Transportation Business - Feb 20, 2014
Charges Filed Against Leaders of HazWaste Transportation Business - Feb 20, 2014
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WVDEP Modifies Patriot Coal Cessation Order - Feb 20, 2014
WVDEP Modifies Patriot Coal Cessation Order - Feb 20, 2014
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Middle East Road Safety & ITS Summit - Feb 18, 2014
Road Safety has been a concern globally and Middle East region is taking several initiatives to combat increasing road causalities. In the MENA region, accidents kill 17 to 22 people per 100,000 of population every year, compared with an OECD average of 6.2 per 100,000. - Feb 18, 2014
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Huge potential of high performance computing showcased at HIPEAC conference - Feb 18, 2014
Huge potential of high performance computing showcased at HIPEAC conference - Feb 18, 2014
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Adobe Named a Global Leader in Reducing Environmental Impact - Feb 13, 2014
Trucost Index Names Adobe as the leader in Natural Capital Efficiency Among Tech Companies - Feb 13, 2014
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Broken Pipe Plugged at Duke Energy Plant - Feb 09, 2014
Duke Energy crews on Feb. 8 finished installing a permanent plug in a broken stormwater pipe at the company's closed coal-fired Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., to stop the leak from an ash basin, company officials announced. The announcement said the plug is a concrete grout material and capping system; it hardened and was successfully tested, and now workers will grout the entire pipe. - Feb 09, 2014
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Stem-cell research to help Europe's growing population of diabetics - Feb 06, 2014
Stem-cell research to help Europe's growing population of diabetics - Feb 06, 2014
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CSR Press Release - Feb 06, 2014
Sustainable Business Leaders Praise Choice of Mike Boots for Acting Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality - Feb 06, 2014
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Protecting river basins in the Mediterranean - Feb 03, 2014
Protecting river basins in the Mediterranean - Feb 03, 2014
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HRH The Prince of Wales Presents the First HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize - Jan 31, 2014
Gamal Albinsaid from Indonesia with Garbage Clinical Insurance initiative beats six finalists to receive top prize in first Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards - Jan 31, 2014
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Bat populations recovering, according to largest ever European study - Jan 30, 2014
Bat numbers increased more than 40 % between 1993 and 2011, after declining for many years, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), which considers the state of bat populations in a handful of countries across Europe. - Jan 30, 2014
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California Ranchers Dread the Impacts of Water Shortage - Jan 28, 2014
Researchers from the University of California, Davis conducted a statewide survey and follow-up interviews with ranchers that voiced their concerns over the drought conditions. According to the study, one-third of ranchers in the state of California can expect disastrous effects to their crops and livestock as a result of the current water shortage. - Jan 28, 2014
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Riding Wave of Success, GMO Inside Announces Campaign to Get GMOS Out of Honey Nut Cheerios - Jan 21, 2014
No Letup in Pressure: New Consumer Campaign Builds Off Recent Victory in Getting General Mills to Remove GMOs from Original Cheerios - Jan 21, 2014
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Robots as platforms? - Jan 20, 2014
Robots as platforms? - Jan 20, 2014
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Water Emergency Declared for California - Jan 17, 2014
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Jan. 17 proclaimed a state of emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare in the face of the driest year on record. - Jan 17, 2014
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GMO Inside Congratulates Post on Non-GMO Grape-Nuts - Jan 16, 2014
Post Foods informs GMO Inside that Grape-Nuts Original will be Non-GMO Project Verified and will be available starting in January 2014 - Jan 16, 2014
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A Perfect Storm Batters Risk Management Decisions for TCE - Jan 15, 2014
A Perfect Storm Batters Risk Management Decisions for TCE - Jan 15, 2014
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Permafrost… It’s Chill. - Jan 14, 2014
Imagine being kept below freezing temperatures for thousands of years… to be trapped with no way to escape other than to thaw out over time. Permafrost, or permanently frozen ground, forms during colder climates, when average annual temperatures remain below freezing. The soils accumulate ice and plant material from plants living at the Earth’s surface. - Jan 14, 2014
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MGM Resorts International Lauded for Innovative Employee Health Care Benefit by Institute for HealthCare Consumerism - Jan 07, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 07 /CSRwire/ - MGM Resorts International’s (NYSE: MGM) commitment to employee health, through its Direct Care Health Plan, has been lauded as one of the nation’s most original, successful employee benefit plans. - Jan 07, 2014
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Greece assumes European Union Presidency - Jan 06, 2014
Greece assumes European Union Presidency - Jan 06, 2014
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Cincinnati to Host 2014 North American Snow Conference - Dec 27, 2013
More than 1,500 "snowfighters" are expected to attend the May 2014 four-day conference, which features a general session focused on risk, safety, and liability issues. - Dec 27, 2013
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BSEE Soliciting Oil Spill Response Research Papers - Dec. 24, 2013
BSEE Soliciting Oil Spill Response Research Papers - Dec. 24, 2013
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Chevron Faces Dead End In Coming Months Over Its RICO Claims, Assert Lawyers for Villagers - Dec. 24, 2013
NEW YORK, Dec. 24 /CSRwire/ - Chevron's RICO case is facing a dead end in the coming months because a U.S. court is barred by law from sitting in judgment of another country's judiciary, lawyers for Ecuadorian villagers and their counsel argue in... - Dec. 24, 2013
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Simple and effective resource efficiency measures along the food supply chain - Dec. 23, 2013
Simple and effective resource efficiency measures along the food supply chain - Dec. 23, 2013
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The Needle in the Haystack: Hispanic Inclusion on Corporate Boards - Dec. 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 /CSRwire/ - The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) announced the findings today from its 2013 Corporate Governance Study (CGS) revealing little progress for Hispanic inclusion on corporate boards over the last 20 years. The HACR CGS measures Hispanic inclusion... - Dec. 20, 2013
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Boosting jobs and growth through sustainable and intelligent forestry - Dec. 19, 2013
Boosting jobs and growth through sustainable and intelligent forestry - Dec. 19, 2013
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CO2 emissions calculations: explaining concepts and methodologies - Dec. 18, 2013
There are several methods for accounting for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The European Environment Agency (EEA) explains the key characteristics of different emissions accounting methods, highlighting the need for methodological improvements as well as better data coverage and quality. - Dec. 18, 2013
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32-Month Sentence for EPA Employee's Fraud - Dec. 18, 2013
John Beale, a former senior policy advisor in the agency's Office of Air and Radiation, had pleaded guilty to stealing government money. He has agreed to pay about $890,000 in restitution and about $500,000 to DOJ in criminal forfeiture. - Dec. 18, 2013
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L'OCCITANE Joins the Business Call to Action Focusing on Shea Butter Production - Dec. 17, 2013
NEW YORK and MANOSQUE, France, Dec. 17 /CSRwire/ - L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE, a leading natural ingredient-based cosmetics firm, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) as it launched an environmental and social project for traditional shea butter production in Burkina Faso. The... - Dec. 17, 2013
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Water Cleanup Technology Demo Announced - Dec. 16, 2013
OriginOil describes it as a high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water. The company will inaugurate its Permanent Technology Showcase during the Dec. 18 demonstration. - Dec. 16, 2013
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An artistic view of Europe's waste – EEA announces competition - Dec. 13, 2013
After 200 entries from 29 countries, the European Environment Agency (EEA) is pleased to announce five winners of the Waste•smART competition, which invited Europeans to produce a video, cartoon or photo on the topic of waste. - Dec. 13, 2013
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First calls for Horizon 2020 launched - Dec. 12, 2013
First calls for Horizon 2020 launched - Dec. 12, 2013
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Targeting ticks and bedbugs through eco-friendly textile materials - Dec. 10, 2013
Targeting ticks and bedbugs through eco-friendly textile materials - Dec. 10, 2013
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Green Building Council's CEO Hails Renewables Memo - Dec. 09, 2013
President Obama’s memorandum directing the federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 "will ensure the country is saving energy, reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, driving investment in clean technology, and creating jobs," Rick Fedrizzi said Dec. 5. - Dec. 09, 2013

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'Tis the Seasons to be Jolly! Toronto Hydro Serves Up Holiday Conservation and Green Craft Ideas - Dec. 06, 2013
'Tis the Seasons to be Jolly! Toronto Hydro Serves Up Holiday Conservation and Green Craft Ideas - Dec. 06, 2013
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EIP Announces Hidden Climate Change Impact to Fracking Boom - Dec. 06, 2013
EIP Announces Hidden Climate Change Impact to Fracking Boom - Dec. 06, 2013
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Ecuador's Struggle Against Chevron Must Become a Reference for Latin American Countries - Dec. 05, 2013
Ecuador's Struggle Against Chevron Must Become a Reference for Latin American Countries - Dec. 05, 2013
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Shell, GE, Clean Energy Fuels to Build LNG Fuel Station for Cargo Ships - Dec. 05, 2013
Shell, General Electric and Clean Energy Fuels will begin construction next year on the US’ first fuel station for liquefied natural gas-fueled cargo ships in Jacksonville, Fla., Bloomberg reports. - Dec. 05, 2013
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Turning agriculture and aquaculture waste into renewable energy - Dec. 05, 2013
Turning agriculture and aquaculture waste into renewable energy - Dec. 05, 2013
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How Green is Your Coffee? - Dec. 04, 2013
A Green Coffee Carbon Footprint Product Category Rule has been published to help the industry calculate greenhouse gas emissions from coffee production. - Dec. 04, 2013
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Canada Preparing for $350 Billion Infrastructure Boom - Dec. 04, 2013
Canada Preparing for $350 Billion Infrastructure Boom - Dec. 04, 2013
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Study establishes genetic factors behind radiation-induced thyroid cancer - Dec. 03, 2013
Study establishes genetic factors behind radiation-induced thyroid cancer - Dec. 03, 2013
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Helen Clark Calls on the Private Sector to Engage More in Sustainable Development - Nov. 29, 2013
UNDP Administrator highlights the work of the Business Call to Action at event in Tokyo - Nov. 29, 2013
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Instead of ‘Buy Nothing,’ Why Not Buy for Impact? - Nov. 29, 2013
For many Americans (and a growing number of Canadians) Friday, November 29th is Black Friday, a day of rock-bottom prices and a chance to buy, buy, buy. But for others, it instead marks a day that has come to be known as Buy Nothing Day, which is supposedly a day to fight against rampant consumerism by, well, buying nothing. The theory is apparently that if you don’t spend money, you’re taking a stand against over-consumption. - Nov. 29, 2013
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Ensuring sky-high return on investment for the ISS - Nov. 29, 2013
Ensuring sky-high return on investment for the ISS - Nov. 29, 2013
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Professors challenge previous notions of the Renaissance - Nov. 28, 2013
Professors challenge previous notions of the Renaissance - Nov. 28, 2013
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McDonald’s, Unilever ‘Beef Up Sustainability’ - Nov. 27, 2013
The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, whose members include McDonald’s Europe and Unilever, has launched its Principles for Sustainable Beef Farming, intended to help the beef industry produce beef sustainably. - Nov. 27, 2013
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Lego Pledges Supply Chain CO2 Cuts, Joins Climate Savers - Nov. 27, 2013
Lego Group today pledged to work with its suppliers to reduce total carbon emissions as it joins the World Wildlife Federation’s Climate Savers program. - Nov. 27, 2013
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Toronto Hydro - A Top GTA Employer - Nov. 27, 2013
TORONTO, Nov. 27 /CSRwire/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) has been acknowledged as one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2014. This year’s winners are listed in a special editorial supplement published today in The Globe and Mail. - Nov. 27, 2013
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Advancing MRI scans for foetal development - Nov. 27, 2013
Advancing MRI scans for foetal development - Nov. 27, 2013
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Ontario Behind Schedule – but Coal Closures Still Impress - Nov. 26, 2013
Ontario’s near-elimination of coal-fired power plants is an unprecedented achievement in North America – though not one before its time. - Nov. 26, 2013
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Mercury Levels in Women of Childbearing Age Dropped by 34 Percent - Nov 26, 2013
A recent EPA report shows that blood mercury levels in women of childbearing age has decreased by 34 percent from a survey conducted in 1999-2000 to follow-up surveys conducted from 2001 to 2010. Additionally, the percentage of women of childbearing age with blood mercury levels above the level of concern decreased by 65 percent. - Nov 26, 2013
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The business of modern-day slavery - Nov. 25, 2013
Events last week in the UK, where three women were rescued from what appears to be a 30 year-long situation of forced domestic labour situation, have focused a great deal of attention on "modern-day slavery". But it is hardly a one-off. Issues of forced labour, human trafficking and modern slavery are increasingly gaining public attention. Business, however, has been slow to engage in the conversation. - Nov. 25, 2013
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Walmart’s Charity Problem - Nov. 25, 2013
The twittershpere exploded last week over a report that Walmart was holding a charity food drive to help employees feed their families. Comments ranged from incredulous to outraged. The standard narrative went like this: this just proves that Walmart knows it doesn’t pay enough. They’re appealing to the public to feed their employees. - Nov. 25, 2013
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Bad News for Wind Farms - Nov. 25, 2013
The Department of Justice announced Nov. 22 that Duke Energy Renewables Inc. pleaded guilty to violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act for birds killed at its wind projects in Wyoming. - Nov. 25, 2013
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Study Reveals Low Rate of Frog Abnormalities on Wildlife Refuges - Nov. 25, 2013
An unprecedented 10-year-study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows encouraging results for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges. - Nov. 25, 2013
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Rob Ford’s Leadership Lessons - Nov. 23, 2013
Rob Ford’s Leadership Lessons - Nov. 23, 2013
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Filmmaker, Explorer and International Activist for Water Conservation Alexandra Cousteau, Will Visit the Areas Contaminated by Chevron in the Ecuadorian Rainforest - Nov. 22, 2013
Alexandra Cousteau is joining international celebrities and activists to bring justice to the communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest affected by Chevron's oil pollution. - Nov. 22, 2013
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Egypt's Largest Petrochemical Plant Gets New Water Technology - Nov. 22, 2013
As part of a $4.8 billion Tahrir Petrochemicals Complex, the technology project is billed as the world's largest naphtha liquid cracker and will feature GE technologies. - Nov. 22, 2013
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REACH Is US Chemical Manufacturers ‘Largest EU Trade Barrier’ - Nov. 21, 2013
The European Union’s chemical rules — the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program — is the largest EU trade barrier for small and medium-sized US chemical manufacturers, according to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA). - Nov. 21, 2013
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New Report Explores Resiliency of Water and Electric Utilities - Nov. 21, 2013
Thought leaders explore opportunities for transformational solutions to maximize resource efficiency. - Nov. 21, 2013
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LIXIL Marks First UN-Designated World Toilet Day with Launch of ISIS 2018, an International Program to Improve Sanitation in Schools - Nov. 19, 2013
Commits expertise to improving sanitary conditions worldwide. Signs MOU with UNICEF to support their life-saving WASH program - Nov. 19, 2013
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ITT Continues Partnership with Engineers Without Borders by Supporting Community Project in Ethiopia - Nov 15, 2013
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 15 /CSRwire/ - ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today announced that it is continuing its ongoing partnership with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) by providing funding for an energy infrastructure project in Mekelle, Ethiopia. - Nov 15, 2013
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Court Upholds California Carbon Auctions - Nov. 15, 2013
A Superior Court judge has rejected a legal challenge to California’s carbon auctions, a key piece of the state’s cap-and-trade program. - Nov. 15, 2013
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Pioneering advanced fibre technologies for next-generation internet - Nov. 15, 2013
Pioneering advanced fibre technologies for next-generation internet - Nov. 15, 2013
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Experts Agree Ocean Acidification Caused by Carbon Dioxide Emission from Human Activity - Nov. 14, 2013
Change our behaviors or expect significant economic and ecosystem loss to our world’s oceans. - Nov. 14, 2013
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CORDIS launches Top Stories service highlighting EU-funded research results - Nov. 08, 2013
CORDIS launches Top Stories service highlighting EU-funded research results - Nov. 08, 2013
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WMO Reports New Record High for Greenhouse Gases - Nov. 06, 2013
Call for action now, saying “Time is not on our side.” - Nov. 06, 2013
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CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Supports Relief Efforts in the Philippines with $50,000 Donation and Matches Colleague Contributions Up to $50,000 - Nov 12, 2013
Donation to American Red Cross will provide much-needed resources to bring relief to those that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 12, 2013
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IBM Patents Sustainable Computing for Data Centers - Nov. 8, 2013
IBM Patents Sustainable Computing for Data Centers - Nov. 8, 2013
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Hippocampus Learning Centres Joins the Business Call to Action to Expand Education in Rural India - Nov. 02, 2013
Company plans to bridge the gap in learning outcomes - Nov. 02, 2013
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Germans Develop Comprehensive Data Center Energy Monitoring Tool - Nov. 01, 2013
Energy efficiency in high-performance computing (HPC) data centers needs to be viewed from the thousand-foot perspective, according to scientists at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich, Germany. - Nov. 01, 2013
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Developing a cheaper, alternative solar cell for Europe - Nov. 01, 2013
Developing a cheaper, alternative solar cell for Europe - Nov. 01, 2013
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Wildlife Works Acquires JV Partner's Interest in Mai Ndombe, Congo Basin's First and Largest REDD+ Project - Nov. 01, 2013
Wildlife Works Acquires JV Partner's Interest in Mai Ndombe, Congo Basin's First and Largest REDD+ Project - Nov. 01, 2013
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Keystone XL Pipeline Derailed? - Oct 31, 2013
Impatient oil companies associated with the project build rail terminals to deliver oil from western Canada to U.S. refineries in the Gulf Coast. - Oct 31, 2013
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Plasma and nanotechnology applications through maths - Oct. 31, 2013
Plasma and nanotechnology applications through maths - Oct. 31, 2013
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The Climate Declaration Hits Broadway… - Oct. 25, 2013
BOSTON, Oct. 25 /CSRwire/ - Starting this week, the Climate Declaration’s message that “tackling climate change is America’s greatest economic opportunity of the 21st century” will be showcased on the CBS Jumbotron on 42nd street in New York City’s Times Square for the next three months. - Oct. 25, 2013
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Wildfire Smoke's Effects Range Far and Wide - Oct 25, 2013
"The clear takeaway is that wildfires, smoke, and the conditions that increase fire risk are national health concerns that spread well beyond the borders of local fire perimeters, conditions that are only projected to worsen with climate change," a new NRDC report says - Oct 25, 2013
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Communities Across Six States Receive EPA Funding for Water Pollution and More - Oct 25, 2013
Various communities in Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and South Carolina received $400,000 in grants to help combat water pollution and climate change. - Oct 25, 2013
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Modelling the future beha3viour of oceans and atmosphere - Oct. 25, 2013
Modelling the future behaviour of oceans and atmosphere - Oct. 25, 2013
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Syria: Ghouta Residents Live in Fear of More Chemical Attacks - October 25, 2013
DAMASCUS, Syria, October 25, 2013 (ENS) – Fears of another chemical attack are still evident in Hamouriyeh, a town of some 25,000 people outside the Syrian capital Damascus. - October 25, 2013
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Office Depot Foundation 'Dream UP' Program Inspires Middle School Students to Focus on Future Careers - Oct. 24, 2013
Aspiring Aeronautical Engineer, CPA and Writer are Latest Essay Challenge Winners in Program Presented with USA TODAY Charitable Foundation - Oct. 24, 2013
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Supramolecular polymers - a possible biomaterial for artificial human parts - Oct. 24, 2013
Supramolecular polymers - a possible biomaterial for artificial human parts - Oct. 24, 2013
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Smoggy Beijing Restricts Drivers to Alternate Days - Oct. 22, 2013
BEIJING, China, October 22, 2013 (ENS) – Beijing drivers will be allowed to use their cars only every other day when a red air pollution alert is issued under a new emergency program announced Tuesday by the Beijing municipal government. - Oct. 22, 2013
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Small really is beautiful - Oct. 19, 2013
Fundamental physics seems to have an insatiable appetite for bigger, more expensive machines. There may, though, be a way to shrink them radically - Oct. 19, 2013
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Towards a more water-based chemicals industry -Oct. 16, 2013
Towards a more water-based chemicals industry - Oct. 16, 2013
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Air pollution still harming health across Europe - Oct. 15, 2013
Around 90 % of city dwellers in the European Union (EU) are exposed to one of the most damaging air pollutants at levels deemed harmful to health by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This result comes from the latest assessment of air quality in Europe, published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). - Oct. 15, 2013
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Russian Refinery Chooses GE Technology - Oct 15, 2013
Strict discharge regulations and the need to reuse the treated water led Bashneft to choose GE's technology for its new wastewater treatment plant - Oct 15, 2013
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Comments Due on Permit for Utah City's Membrane Bioreactor - Oct. 14, 2013
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality proposes to issue a Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) permit for the facility, which will replace an existing lagoon system. - Oct. 14, 2013
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UnitedHealthcare Funds City of Arlington's New River Legacy Parks 'Play Trail' - Oct 06, 2013
New play pods provided by UnitedHealthcare through CBS EcoMedia's WellnessAd program - Oct 06, 2013
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Clouds of (slightly less) unknowing - Oct. 05, 2013
Researchers are beginning to understand aerosols and clouds better. The result is to lower estimates of how much they cool the climate - Oct. 05, 2013
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YP Underwrites Citywide Community Transformations Through EcoMedia's EducationAd in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens - Oct 05, 2013
YP treats Bronx community to children's games, music, and special gifts - Oct 05, 2013
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Recovering Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings for Reuse - Oct 04, 2013
Why drilling mud is an essential component of the drilling process - Oct 04, 2013
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Research Finds Plants Hold the Key to Cleaning Tough Polluted Waters - Oct 04, 2013
The Samara State Technical University research involves water phytoremediation with the use of Myriophyllum Verticillatum. - Oct 04, 2013
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Discovery of novel regulators of the birth of blood platelets - Oct. 04, 2013
Discovery of novel regulators of the birth of blood platelets - Oct. 04, 2013
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Understanding the brain to relieve chronic pain - Oct. 04, 2013
Understanding the brain to relieve chronic pain - Oct. 04, 2013
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IPCC report provides new evidence of climate change - Sep 27, 2013
As scientists have increased their understanding of the climate system, they have been able to state with increasing certainty that the Earth’s climate has changed beyond historic variability, and that humans are the main cause. This is demonstrated in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). - Sep 27, 2013
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Water: Charging full cost can encourage more efficient use - Sep 27, 2013
Flat-fee water charges are still common in parts of Europe. Such schemes, where users pay a fee regardless of the volume used, do not encourage efficient behaviour, either in households or agriculture, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). - Sep 27, 2013
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China in space - How long a reach? - Sep 28, 2013
The International Astronautical Congress is meeting in Beijing. But what, exactly, does China want from outer space? - Sep 28, 2013
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Adding Insult to Injury - Sep 24, 2013
300,000 gallons of sewage and 233,000 gallons of molasses dumped in Hawaii’s waters - Sep 24, 2013
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Has Brazil blown it? - Sep 28 2013
A stagnant economy, a bloated state and mass protests mean Dilma Rousseff must change course - Sep 28, 2013
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Women: The Forgotten Link between Business, Farmers, Food and Health - Sep 27, 2013
htWomen: The Forgotten Link between Business, Farmers, Food and Health - Sep 27, 2013
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smart USA Unveils Three New Free EV Chargers In Long Beach to Celebrate National Plug In Day - Sept 27, 2013
All-new smart electric drive partners with Adopt a Charger and CBS EcoMedia at third annual clean-car celebration, Observed in 95 cities nationwide -Sept 27, 2013
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The Next Big Workforce: Nuclear Energy - Sep 25, 2013
The DOE puts $60 million into training then next generation’s nuclear energy leaders - Sep 25, 2013
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Governor Jindal Opposes BP's Ad Campaign - Sep 13, 2013
The Louisiana governor calls the oil company out for spending more money on advertising than disaster relief - Sep 13, 2013
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Making manure work for agriculture- Sept, 27 2013
Making manure work for agriculture- Sept, 27 2013
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Green business from recycled dairy wastewater
Green business from recycled dairy wastewater
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IBEW Local 103 and NECA Boston Bring Nine Starlight Fun Centers to Boston Children's Hospital Using Funding from CBS EcoMedia's WellnessAd Advertising - Seopt 04, 2013
Starlight Fun Centers will bring the healing power of play to hospitalized children - Seopt 04, 2013
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The U.S. and Sweden Launch Grand Challenge for Development to Secure Water for Food - Sept 04, 2013
The program to fund and accelerate scientific and technological innovations to manage water in developing and emerging countries. - Sept 04, 2013
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Two new Species of Octocorals Discovered in the Pacific Ocean - Sept 05, 2013
Two new Species of Octocorals Discovered in the Pacific Ocean - Sept 05, 2013
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Science, mathematics, creativity and innovation, when it counts most - Sept 05, 2013
Science, mathematics, creativity and innovation, when it counts most - Sept 05, 2013
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West Antarctica warming during end of last ice age examined - Aug 16, 2013
The Earth goes through natural cooling and warming trends, not to be confused with man's impact on climate. Ice Ages have occurred and waned. The pace of warming at the end of an ice age has been the subject of debate. It turns out that in Antarctica the pace of warming at the end of the last ice age was far from uniform. - Aug 16, 2013
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Landmark EU-Russia study to shed new light on heart disease - Aug 16, 2013
Landmark EU-Russia study to shed new light on heart disease - Aug 16, 2013
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New Zealand Raises Oil Pollution Levy - Aug 16, 2013
The levy has been increased for the first time in 15 years to ensure the country has sufficient resources and equipment to respond to a major oil spill. - Aug 16, 2013
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Thames Water Bids for Higher Rates - Aug 16, 2013
The company opened its Beckton desalination plant in 2010 but says the increase is needed for other reasons: the cost of the Thames Tideway Tunnel and too many unpaid water bills. - Aug 16, 2013
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Reducing soot and methane emissions may not make as big of an impact as previously thought - Aug 15, 2013
Carbon dioxide is a heavy hitter when it comes to global climate change. But there are some other big players that contribute to rising temperatures as well including soot and methane. While some scientists have argued to cut these emissions, a new study suggests that targeting these emissions may make much less of an impact than previously thought. - Aug 15, 2013
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Points of Light and Target Kick Off 50th Anniversary of Historic March on Washington With America's Sunday Supper at Carter Center in Atlanta - Aug 15, 2013
President Jimmy Carter, Bernice King and Civil Rights Leaders Join in Conversation about Education, Youth and 'I Have a Dream' Speech - Aug 15, 2013
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Understanding the health benefits of flavanols - Aug 15, 2013
Understanding the health benefits of flavanols - Aug 15, 2013
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Hot summer weather exacerbating ozone pollution - Aug 14, 2013
Unusually high temperatures this summer may be contributing to poor air quality in many European cities. Thresholds to protect health from ground-level ozone have been exceeded across Europe in recent weeks, according to preliminary data reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). - Aug 14, 2013
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Transforming Lives, Empower Pragati Joins the Business Call to Action to Grow Skills and Scale Up Services in India - Aug 14, 2013
NEW YORK and NEW DELHI, Aug. 14 /CSRwire/ - India’s financial inclusion network and operations skills giant Empower Pragati has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to expand skills training aimed at boosting incomes for some two million disadvantaged youth in India by 2020. - Aug 14, 2013
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How Vulnerable are Public-Supply Wells? - Aug 13, 2013
The USGS has conducted a new study to determine the contaminant vulnerability of public-supply wells around the country, and also to discover which pollutants in an aquifer will make their way into those wells. - Aug 13, 2013
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Co-Operative Group to Miss Ethical Lending Target - Aug 06, 2013
The Co-operative Group, the UK’s largest mutual business that includes the country’s fifth biggest food retailer, was forced to put its £1 billion ($1.5 billion) pledge to invest in clean energy projects on hold after the company’s banking unit halted lending to all new business ventures. - Aug 06, 2013
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Plant Disease and Fungi Experts to Present Research Findings at Meeting - Aug 06, 2013
Plant pathologists and mycologists from around the world will gather in Austin, Texas, August 10–14, 2013, for the joint meeting of The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and The Mycological Society of America (MSA). - Aug 06, 2013
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Assessing the cost of climate change and its wider impact on society - Aug 06, 2013
Assessing the cost of climate change and its wider impact on society - Aug 06, 2013
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Innovative 3D integration technology could improve industrial processes - Aug 06, 2013
Innovative 3D integration technology could improve industrial processes - Aug 06, 2013
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Blue-green algae - check the water before you swim - Aug 02, 2013
Most beaches, lakes and rivers in Europe were clean and healthy last year. But water quality can be affected by many unforeseen factors, including sewage, agricultural waste and algae. The European Environment Agency (EEA) recommends checking local water quality information before you jump in. - Aug 02, 2013
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An overview of EU environment policy targets and objectives - Jul 25, 2013
European Union legislation has established more than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives to be met between 2010 and 2050. Together, these can provide useful milestones supporting Europe’s transition towards a ‘green economy’, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). - Jul 25, 2013
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Illustration of this article Challenging times are ahead for Europe's transport network, with traffic expected to double by 2030. This increase is expected to have a knock-on effect on safety and the environment. EU funding is helping countries
Preparations are underway for a second phase of the European & deg Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership programme (EDCTP2, 2014-2024), which is expected to start in the course of 2014 as part of the EU's Horizon 2020 research funding programme. - Jul 25, 2013
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Gulf Gas Well Ignited Tuesday Evening, BSEE Confirms - Jul 24, 2013
All 44 workers were safely evacuated from Well A-3 after they lost control of it Tuesday morning, and it began leaking natural gas. The gas ignited at 10:50 p.m. - Jul 24, 2013
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Harnessing innovation for smart transport networks - Jul 24, 2013
Challenging times are ahead for Europe's transport network, with traffic expected to double by 2030. This increase is expected to have a knock-on effect on safety and the environment. - Jul 24, 2013
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Freeport-McMoran Copper&Gold Inc. issues 2012 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report - Jul 23, 2013
Freeport-McMoran Copper&Gold Inc. issues 2012 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report - Jul 23, 2013
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Jet Fuel Made from Invasive Tree Species - Jul 23, 2013
Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service in multiple locations across the country are participating in the Accelerated Renewable Jet Fuel project to find new ways to create jet fuel from certain invasive trees such as juniper and pine trees. - Jul 23, 2013

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Villahermosa Flood Control Project Relies on Wolverine Dredge - Jul 16, 2013
After a major flood in 2007, the Mexican city, with help from private industry and federal and state governments, has been clearing several rivers with hydraulic dredges. - Jul 16, 2013
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Conservatives' Approach to Energy and Environmental Stewardship Recognized in New Papers - Jul 15, 2013
The Conservation Leadership Council has released six academic papers that offer important conservative perspectives on a wide range of environmental and energy challenges. - Jul 15, 2013
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Bringing ICT-enabled research results to market - Juli 15, 2013
Bringing ICT-enabled research results to market - Juli 15, 2013
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Columbarian Columbuses - Juli 13, 2013
Birds can navigate by the Earth’s magnetic field. How they do it is still a mystery - Juli 13, 2013
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Discovering Lake Vostok: Antarctica's Largest Subglacial Lake - Juli 12, 2013
Looking for a trip to the lake this summer? Thinking about Lake Powell, Lake George, or maybe Lake Tahoe? What about Lake Vostok? Heard of it? Maybe. But you're probably not going to plan your next vacation here - this sugblacial lake lies 4000 meters below the ice in East Antarctica! - Juli 12, 2013
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Arctic exploration provides window on future climate change - Juli 11, 2013
Climate model projections show that the Arctic Ocean will be completely ice-free by the summer by 2060. However, the record lows in sea ice extent of 2007 and 2012 demonstrated that these projections were too optimistic and some scientists think that we might see and ice free Arctic within this or the next decade. This momentous transformation will undoubtedly have important consequences for our climate, but opinions to the extent of the severity of this change vary. - Juli 11, 2013
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Ministers Ignore Industrial Threats to Great Barrier Reef - Juli 10, 2013
BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia, July 10, 2013 (ENS) – The Australian and Queensland governments today pledged to protect the world’s longest coral reef under a new plan endorsed at the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum in Brisbane. But environmental advocates warn the ministers are ignoring alarm bells about industrial development rung by the United Nations. - Juli 10, 2013
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Urban sprawl eating into wildlife habitats in Europe - Juli 10, 2013
As cities expand into the countryside, the habitats of many animals and plants are reduced. Roads, railways, car parks and buildings also split up habitats, dividing wildlife populations into increasingly smaller groups. - Juli 10, 2013
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Unilever to Develop Sustainable Leadership at its New Green Space in Singapore - Jul 7, 2013
Unilever to Develop Sustainable Leadership at its New Green Space in Singapore - Jul 7, 2013
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'EuroCharity Yearbook 2012/13 - Innovation for Excellence' Presented in Athens, Greece - Jul 05, 2013
The event was attended by EuroCharity members, corporate leaders, academia and other stakeholders - Jul 05, 2013
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A simple but smart solution to containing tanker oil spills - Juli 05, 2013
A simple but smart solution to containing tanker oil spills - Juli 05, 2013
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Local, flexible manufacturing of personalised furniture - Juli 05, 2013
Local, flexible manufacturing of personalised furniture - Juli 05, 2013
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Farmworker Study Ties Drug-Resistant Staph to Animal Antibiotics - Jul 04, 2013
Authors of a paper published online by the open-access journal PLOS ONE reported livestock-associated MRSA and multidrug-resistant staph were present only among workers exposed to industrial livestock operations. - Jul 04, 2013
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Bioenergy production must use resources more efficiently - Jul 03, 2013
Using biomass for energy is an important part of the renewable energy mix. However, bioenergy production should follow EU resource efficiency principles, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This means extracting more energy from the same material input, and avoiding negative environmental effects potentially caused by bioenergy production. - Jul 03, 2013
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Biodiversity-rich Croatia becomes 33rd full EEA member country - Jul 02, 2013
As Croatia joins the European Union, it also becomes a full member of the European Environment Agency (EEA) on July 1, 2013. On this landmark day, the EEA takes a look at the country’s environment. - Jul 02, 2013
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Industry Tells EPA ‘Withdraw Sulfur Rules’ - July 1, 2013
The American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers have called upon the EPA to withdraw its proposed Tier 3 rule, which would require lower sulfur content in gasoline. - July 1, 2013
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Garden Enthusiasts Get Practical Solutions to Climate Change at Home - Jun 28, 2013
A new program allows Americans to see the impacts of climate change in gardens and the many things that are being done to help prevent or prepare for it. - Jun 28, 2013
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A Global Forum of Major Capital Market Players Wants to Invest in the Planet - Jun 27, 2013
A Global Forum of Major Capital Market Players Wants to Invest in the Planet - Jun 27, 2013
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Scientists Create Sodium-Ion Battery from Wood - Jun 19, 2013
By using a small piece of wood and coating it with tin, scientists have created a small, long-lasting, and eco-friendly energy source. - Jun 19, 2013
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Salt Maps - June 10, 2013
Salinity is an ecological factor of considerable importance, influencing the types of organisms that live in a body of water and perhaps the climate as well. Salinity influences the kinds of plants that will grow either in a water body, or on land fed by a water (or by a ground water. So salt is a vital ecological restraint. Contrary to common perception, salinity is hardly uniform in the world's oceans. "It's apparent when you look at a surface salinity map of the Indian Ocean," said Subrahmanyam Bulusu, the director of the Satellite Oceanography Laboratory in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina. "In the northern part of the Arabian Sea, the salinity is considerably higher than in the northern part of the Bay of Bengal." - June 10, 2013
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An Interactive Recycling Tool: Bathroom to Bin - Jun 10, 2013
Plastics Make It Possible has launched Bathroom to Bin, a new interactive online tool that provides amusing information about plastics that can be recycled. By clicking on a virtual medicine cabinet, users can read about each type of recyclable plastic container and how it’s repurposed. - Jun 10, 2013
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Cintas Eco-Apparel Diverts 17 Million Plastic Bottles from Landfill - June 10, 2013
Business services provider Cintas Corporation has announced that it diverted more than 17 million 16.9-ounce plastic bottles from landfills in 2012 through the production of its EcoGeneration uniform line. This represents a 13 percent increase over the company’s 2011 totals. - June 10, 2013
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Innovative Business Solutions To Global Health and Poverty - Jun 10, 2013
New Book, Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty, By Eric G. Bing and Marc J. Epstein - Jun 10, 2013
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New Studies Launched for Ohio River Tributaries - Jun 07, 2013
The Ohio EPA has initiated multiple studies to be conducted on the Lower Muskingum River tributaries and the Southwest Ohio River tributaries in order to monitor the water quality more closely. - Jun 07, 2013


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Data from HMS Challenger Expedition Helps Confirm Long Term Ocean Warming - 25, May 2013
Data from HMS Challenger Expedition Helps Confirm Long Term Ocean Warming - 25, May 2013
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Community Benefitted by Earth Day Dallas - 24, May 2013
The third-annual Earth Day Dallas festival, April 20-21, celebrated Earth Day by employing green practices at the event and inspiring attendees and exhibitors to incorporate conservation efforts in their own lives. - 24, May 2013
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Commissioner Barnier calls for swift action at GRI event - 23, May 2013
Commissioner Barnier calls for swift action at GRI event - 23, May 2013
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Is there a protected area near you? Find out on UN Biodiversity Day - 22, May 2013
Protected areas cover more than one fifth of the land in the 39 countries working with the European Environment Agency (EEA). On International Biodiversity Day, the EEA encourages Europeans to find out more about their closest nature reserve or national park using a new interactive map. - 22, May 2013
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Green fiscal reform can create jobs and stimulate innovation across the EU - 14, May 2013
Increasing some tax rates and removing subsidies on environmentally harmful products and services can boost economic growth if the revenue generated is then used to relieve the tax burden on employment and investment. - 14, May 2013
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MVO Nederland launches CSR Risk Check - 14, May 2013
MVO Nederland launches CSR Risk Check - 14, May 2013
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Robotic Sensors Monitor Red Tides in Gulf of Maine - 13, May 2013
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is utilizing new robotic instruments to help monitor and manage harmful algal blooms (HABs) or red tides in New England. The first instrument has been in use since last month, and a second will be deployed later this spring. - 13, May 2013
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SMEs a presence in the medical world in developing cancer treatment - 13, May 2013
SMEs a presence in the medical world in developing cancer treatment - 13, May 2013
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The European Soundscape Award 2013 - open for applications - 24, April 2013
Do you want to make some noise about your campaign for a quiet environment? Or do you want to show others how your community solved a noise problem and created a healthier soundscape? The European Soundscape Award 2013 aims to draw attention to these kinds of projects.
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UPS Expands Natural Gas Fleet - 23, April 2013
UPS today announced it will purchase about 700 liquefied natural gas 18-wheelers and build four refueling stations to serve its heavy-weight rigs by the end of 2014.
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Energy Star National Building Competition Winner Announced - 23, April 2013
An elementary school in New Jersey has been named the winner of the third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition by the EPA. - 23, April 2013

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A radical re-invention for the Internet - 23, April 2013
A radical re-invention for the Internet - 23, April 2013
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RARE-Bestpractices: Researching rare diseases - 29, March 2013
Clinical research needs to optimise its agenda by taking into consideration both patients' and clinicians' needs and interests. This is the goal of a four-year project funded by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme, which got underway in January 2013. - 29, March 2013
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Train Derails, Spills Thousands of Gallons of Oil - 29, March 2013
A Canadian Pacific train derailed on Wednesday in western Minnesota, spilling approximately 30,000 gallons of oil. A 26,000 gallon tank ruptured and two other tanks were leaking oil as a result of the derailment. - 29, March 2013
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Expert Meeting on HR Management strategies: How to deal with an ageing workforce - 28, March 2013
Expert Meeting on HR Management strategies: How to deal with an ageing workforce - 28, March 2013
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POLL: LIVE ON HIGH-RISK U.S. COASTLINE? PREPARE AND PAY - 28, March 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2013 (ENS) – The overwhelming majority of Americans in a new public opinion poll support stronger building codes to minimize damage from climate-induced sea level rise and extreme weather, but they don’t think taxpayers should foot the bill.
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Highest recycling rates in Austria and Germany – but UK and Ireland show fastest increase - 19, March 2013
Austria, Germany and Belgium recycled the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. Although some countries have rapidly increased recycling rates, Europe is still wasting vast quantities of valuable resources by sending them to landfill, and many countries risk falling short of legally binding recycling targets. - 19, March 2013
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Water and building sectors collaborate to address infrastructure issues - 19, March 2013
The Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Water UK have agreed to work together to address a range of topics of common interest, including the UK's water infrastructure. - 19, March 2013
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ISO ensures everyone speaks same technical language on energy performance of buildings - 19, March 2013
To ensure that everyone speaks the same technical language when it comes to evaluating the energy performance of buildings, ISO has developed a new technical report. It will particularly help rating and certification bodies unify the criteria for evaluating the energy performance of buildings.
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Achieving integrated smart farming - 01 March, 2013
Abrupt seasonal weather changes, including floods, early frosts and winter blizzards, cause problems for farmers, including loss of crops and stock. Many of these problems are natural, and to a certain extent unavoidable. Farming has consistently adapted to better meet such challenges, and the sector is currently poised to undergo another revolution, delivered through one the 20th century's technological breakthroughs: computers.
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The Third Van Allen Belt - 01 March, 2013
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Sequester Cuts Hit Clean Air, Water, Energy, National Parks - 01 March, 2013
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Interactive Atlas Conserves Agricultural Biodiversity 01 March, 2013
USDA scientists and cooperators developed an interactive atlas of wireless plants in Guatemala that are closely related to crop plants, which will make it easier to preserve plants with genes that are vital to global food security.
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Marine energy gets strong vote of confidence with £20m of Government funding - 28 February, 2013
Two British companies have been awarded a share of £20m in Government funding in an attempt to drive growth in the UK marine energy sector.
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CCC warns government not to delay electricity decarbonisation target - 28 February, 2013
Postponing setting a 2030 carbon intensity target for the electricity sector will damage investment in renewables, the committee on climate change (CCC) has warned Ed Davey
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Levi’s, BBVA, Ebay Top Social Media Sustainability Index - 27 February, 2013
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How YOU can influence next edition of ISO 14001 - 27 February, 2013
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What Kind of Economy Says OK to Tar Sands Oil? - February 27, 2013
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Spiny Lobster Fishing Ban to Come into Effect 1 March - 27 February, 2013
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - In order to protect the species during its period of reproduction, the Dominican Republic has announced a ban on spiny lobster fishing from the 1 March to 30 June 2013.
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Enemies no longer - 23 February, 2013
Viruses sometimes save their hosts, rather than killing them
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Links Between Health and Environment in Focus at Major UN Youth Conference Mon, 11 February, 2013
Launch of GEO-5 for Youth to Showcase Solutions by Young People to Key Environmental Challenges
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The cost of ignoring the warning signs - EEA publishes ‘Late Lessons from Early Warnings, volume II’ - 06 February, 2013
New technologies have sometimes had very harmful effects, but in many cases the early warning signs have been suppressed or ignored. The second volume of Late Lessons from Early Warnings investigates specific cases where danger signals have gone unheeded, in some cases leading to deaths, illness and environmental destruction.
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TCB, the Dutch expert committee on contaminated soil, will attend the International Conference on Land Protection in Bilbao - 14 October, 2012.
Joke van Wensem, general secretary of the Technische Commissie Bodem (TCB), the Dutch scientific committee for land protection, will analyse the historical evolution of concepts in land management from the 80s to today at the International Conference on Land Protection, to be held in Bilbao on 22 and 23 October. Wensem will speak on the first day, Monday, at 9:15 am at the Euskalduna Conference Centre.
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Typhoon Hits Japan as Nuclear Plant Construction Resumes - 14 October, 2012.
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Less waste, better results - Standards increase efficiency - 43rd World Standards Day - 14 October, 2012.
2012-10-14 – World Standards Day is celebrated each year on 14 October to pay tribute to the efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who collaborate within IEC, ISO and ITU to develop voluntary International Standards that facilitate trade, spread knowledge and disseminate technological advances.
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Huawei Sponsors the Fifth International CSR Conference in Germany - 14 October, 2012.
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Correctly applying the Ecodesign Directive would lead to annual electricity savings of 17% in the EU - 30 September, 2012.
A recent study conducted by Ecofys concluded that the European Ecodesign Directive being correctly applied would lead to annual savings of up to 600 TWh of electricity and 600 TWh of heat production energy by 2020, the equivalent of 17% and 10% of the European Union total respectively.
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Tougher Air Rules for Europe? - 30 September, 2012.
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Low carbon champion appointed to head up GIB - 30 September, 2012.
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IBM working with suppliers to minimise negative impact and increase sustainability - 30 September, 2012.
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Correctly applying the Ecodesign Directive would lead to annual electricity savings of 17% in the EU - 26 September, 2012.
A recent study conducted by Ecofys concluded that the European Ecodesign Directive being correctly applied would lead to annual savings of up to 600 TWh of electricity and 600 TWh of heat production energy by 2020, the equivalent of 17% and 10% of the European Union total respectively.
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Many Europeans still exposed to harmful air pollutants - 26 September, 2012.
Almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM), one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health as it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. The EU has made progress over the past decades to reduce the air pollutants which cause acidification, but a new report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that many parts of Europe have persistent problems with outdoor concentrations of PM and ground level ozone.
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Rolls-Royce and ICI Paints take sustainable strides in R&D - 26 September, 2012.
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UN Guiding Principles as reference point in analysing companies’ approach to human rights - 26 September, 2012.
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Why African women matter in sustainable food production - 23 September, 2012.
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Measuring biodiversity with indicators – new report describes SEBI approach - 23 September, 2012.
The continuing loss of biodiversity – made up of genes, species and ecosystems – is a matter of growing concern in Europe. Yet measuring the extent of the loss and the threat it poses is a huge challenge.
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US Government standards chief praises ISO's sustainability standards - 23 September, 2012.
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CSR Europe’s National Partners meet in Berlin to discuss the future of Enterprise 2020 and the development of CSR in Europe - 23 September, 2012.
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Ihobe leading the action on biodiversity by the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory - 18 September, 2012.
Ihobe is coordinating the work on biodiversity on the southern slope of the Pyrenees within the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory.
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Potent greenhouse gases – fluorinated gases in the European Union - 18 September, 2012.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published new aggregated information on the production and trade of fluorinated gases – or F-gases – in the EU. Although emitted in relatively small quantities, the emissions of these gases are increasing, and many are several thousand times more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Green with envy - Less waste, more results thanks to new ISO standard for eco-efficiency assessment - 18 September, 2012.
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Hikmet Ersek from Western Union named as a Responsible CEO of the Year by Corporate Responsibility Magazine - 18 September, 2012.
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Ihobe to host the I International Conference on Land Protection in Bilbao - 31 August, 2012.
Ihobe, the Environmental Management Public Corporation, will hold the International Conference on Land Protection at the Euskalduna Conference of Bilbao on 22 and 23 October.
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Managing water and human activities together - 31 August 2012.
River basins, lakes, floodplains and marshes often span political and administrative boundaries. This creates challenges in the management of Europe's water resources, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), which recommends better integration of coordinated spatial planning and water management.
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Businesses reduce environmental impact by planning for Olympic disruption - 31 August, 2012.
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Orange shows significant progress through its 2011 CSR Report - 31 August, 2012.
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Life after Rio - a seminar with Jeffrey Sachs - 27 August, 2012.
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Greenpeace Occupies Gazprom Oil Rig in Russian Arctic - 27 August, 2012.
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CO2 emissions rise in 97% of local authorities - 27 August, 2012.
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New SEC rule addressing conflict minerals in supply chains welcomed by investors - August 27, 2012.
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Live webcast with Michel Jarraud, Secretary General of WMO - 23 August, 2012.
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Houweling’s Installs 10.6 MW CHP, Capturing Carbon for Fertilizer - 23 August, 2012.
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Welsh funding boost for reprocessing infrastructure - 23 August, 2012.
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Enel engaged in development of Smart Cities - 23 August, 2012.
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Ihobe publishes the 2011 Industrial Ecobarometer report in full - 13 August, 2012.
Ihobe, the Environmental Management Corporation of the Basque Government, has published the full survey of the 2011 Industrial Ecobarometer, where the perceptions of the companies of the Basque Country regarding the environment are analysed. The results of this report, conducted as part of the Ecoefficiency Programme, seek to foster strategic decision-taking in consultancy and engineering firms and public administrations.
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Avoiding harmful ozone pollution this summer - 13 August, 2012.
High summer temperatures combined with air pollution can cause ground-level ozone to form, which has serious effects on health, especially for older people or children, or those with asthma and other breathing problems. The European Environment Agency (EEA) presents some useful information on protecting your health from ground-level ozone this summer.
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Followup On Sustainable Transportation Commitments At Rio+20 - 13 August, 2012.
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Unilever and DHL partner to drive sustainability within global logistics operations - 13 August, 2012.
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The Basque Government's Department for the Environment embarks on the environmental recovery of the Bidasoa Islands funded by the Life+ programme - 31 July, 2012.
Work has begun on eliminating the Baccharis halimifolia invasive plant and replanting work will be carried out in conjunction with Gipuzkoa Provincial Council during the winter.
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ECRINS map project pinpoints water information in Europe - 31 July, 2012.
Europe’s freshwater supplies are under pressure. To improve the understanding and management of water resources, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has created a comprehensive series of map layers showing hydrological features. The tool, providing support to policy makers, spans river catchments from Iceland to the edge of the Persian Gulf.
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Manchester United scores sustainability standards hat-trick - 31 July, 2012.
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Dow's 2011 Annual Sustainability Report Earns "A+" Rating - 31 July, 2012.
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The European Network of Ecodesign Centres, driven by Ihobe, finalises its implementation - 24 July, 2012.
On 16 July, Ecodesign Centre Wales, Pole de Eco-Conception, Ovam and Ihobe, as the secretary of the Basque Ecodesign Center, met at the offices of the Basque Delegation to Brussels to finalise the details of the deployment of the European Network of Ecodesign Centres. This Network aims to provide the structure to exchange the best regional practices to drive the widespread use of ecodesign in SMEs.
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Management makeover -“ New format for future ISO management system standards - 24 July, 2012.
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Forética launches landmark research on transparency as a generator of business value - 24 July, 2012.
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The I Sustainable Construction and Building Conference of the Basque Country announced - 11 July, 2012.
The first Sustainable Construction and Building Conference will be held at the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) on 5 October, thanks to the backing of the Basque Government's Departments for the Environment, Industry and Housing, Ihobe, the environment management corporation, Sprilur and Eraikune, the Basque Building Cluster.
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Sahara dust, sea spray and fires contribute to bad air quality - 11 July, 2012.
Human activities are the main cause of poor air quality, but natural sources of air pollution also play a role. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) considers how particulate matter from these natural sources affects the air we breathe.
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First zero waste benchmarking scheme launches - 11 July, 2012.
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The European Commission announce call for proposals for companies and other stakeholders active in the youth sector - 11 July, 2012.
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Ihobe personnel sign up to the Zer0,7 solidarity fund to support cooperation projects - 03 July, 2012.
This solidarity fund is made up of 0.7% of the salaries of the Basque Government and Osakidetza workers that have voluntarily signed up.Ihobe has joined the Zer0,7 initiative of the Basque Government, which means that the employees of the environmental management corporation can voluntarily contribute 0.7% of their gross pay to this solidarity fund which finances cooperation projects.
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Copenhagen beats Bristol and Frankfurt to win European Green Capital 2014 - 03 July, 2012.
The city of Copenhagen in Denmark has won the European Green Capital Award for 2014, fending off strong competition from two other finalists, Bristol in England and Frankfurt in Germany. Fourteen cities entered the competition, of which three finalist cities presented their vision, action plans and communication strategies to the jury earlier this month.
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ISO guidelines on clean cookstoves could save lives, reduce injuries and pollution - 03 July, 2012.
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Johnson & Johnson release 2011 sustainability report - 03 July, 2012.
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The Basque Eco-Efficiency Week 2012 highlights the Basque business and industrial sectors' commitment to innovation and sustainability as a means of increasing competitiveness - 23 June, 2012.
Close to 800 people attended the Basque Eco-Efficiency Week 2012, held between 25th May and 5th June. The initiative was promoted by Ihobe and featured 28 events organised by 20 firms. All of the organisations that participated in the initiative are part of the Eco-Efficiency Programme for Basque Companies 2010-2014. In total, 500 organisations have now signed up to this programme.
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Rio+20 – time to rethink the way we use natural resources - 23 June, 2012.
This week the Rio de Janeiro summit on sustainable development will open. Rio+20 is an opportunity to look back at changes in our environment since the first Earth Summit in 1992, and also a time to look to the future, re-evaluating the way our economies and our societies depend on the environment and natural resources.
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New ISO 20121 standard for sustainable events management - 23 June, 2012.
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How Unilever crowdsourced creativity to meet its sustainability goals - 23 June, 2012.
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The Basque Ecodesign Center driving the Green Economy with 30 ecodesign projects and 45 SMEs involved - 14 June 2012.
The Basque Government's Minister for the Environment, Land Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries, Pilar Unzalu, today unveiled in Bilbao the Ideas Laboratory of the Basque Ecodesign Center, an initiative aimed at driving innovative ideas in the design of cutting-edge environmental products and services in order to detect new business opportunities in ecodesign and ecoinnovation.
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Europe's demand for resources reaching far beyond its borders - 14 June, 2012.
Demand for materials is so intense that between 20 and 30 % of the resources we use in Europe are now imported. With the boom in international trade, EU consumption and production damage ecosystems and human health far beyond Europe’s borders, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Volkswagen expands its work at memorial sites to its associated companies - 14 June, 2012.
Apprentices from subsidiary and associated companies participate in preservation work at Auschwitz’s memorial site
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Solutions to environmental impacts of concrete with new ISO standard - 14 June, 2012.
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Ihobe receives the Novia Salcedo Award 2012 for its work in the professional integration of young people - 6 June, 2012.
The Novia Salcedo Foundation has rewarded Ihobe, the Basque public corporation under the Basque Government's Department for the Environment, Land Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries, for its work for the professional integration of young people, at a ceremony held yesterday at the Arriaga Theatre of Bilbao and which was attended by the Crown Prince and Princess of Spain.
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World remains on unsustainable path – UNEP report on eve of Rio+20 Summit - 6 June, 2012.
The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing, according to a new and wide-ranging assessment coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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Waste industry must engage better with SMEs - 6 June, 2012.
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Collaboration, Persistence and Community: Our take on the essence of Innovation - June 6, 2012.
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Ihobe publishes its annual report for 2011 under the slogan "A more sustainable future is possible" - 29 May 2012.
The Public Environmental Management Company Ihobe once again presents its annual report, which details its main achievements and activities for the year. During 2011, the organisation has made important strides in helping establish a culture of environmental sustainability in the Basque Autonomous Community. The report also sets out the core values around which the public body's projects and services in 2012 will be based. These include employment, governance, citizenship, competitiveness and information.
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Clean water at majority of EU holiday destinations - 29 May 2012.
Good news if you're planning a beach holiday in Europe this summer: 92.1 % of bathing waters in the European Union now meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive. This includes the Serpentine Lake in London, which will host several Olympics events, including the Open Water Marathon Swim and the swimming section of the triathlon.
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Irish Companies Contribute Almost €17 million to Charities and Community Groups in 2011 - 29 May 2012.
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Vicinay Cadenas has presented their strategy for the development of Environmental Product Declarations in Stockholm - 29 May 2012.
Accompanied by the public society Ihobe, the Basque firm, a member of the Basque Ecodesign Center, Vicinai Cadenas has travelled to Sweden to present their successful experiences in EPD eco-labelling for the product they are selling: high added-value chains for low lines destined for the offshore oil and gas industry.
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York students speak out to world leaders in Rio - 17 May 2012.
A group of students from The Joseph Rowntree School will be speaking out about the future of children and our planet to world leaders at the Rio +20 Earth Summit in June,
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Do we live in a 'green economy'? New report assesses progress in Europe - 17 May 2012.
Despite progress in some areas, Europe must do more to create the 'green economy' needed for the continent to become sustainable, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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An update on our Health Literacy Research Activities 2011 – 2012 - 17 May 2012.
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ISO standards and Rio+20 – brochure updated with user referrals - 17 May 2012.
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Ihobe has included its most relevant achievements in the management report for the first quarter of 2012 - 10 May, 2012.
The increase in companies adhered to the Eco-efficiency Programme, the presence of Udalsarea 21 at the ICLEI World Congress 2012, the presentation of the Green Public Procurement and Contracting Programme of the Basque Government, the contribution of Ecoeuskadi 2020 at Río+20 or the incorporation of Euskaltel as a member of the Basque Ecodesign Center are some of the key developments included in the Ihobe Management Report. This report is an informational document on the activity carried out by this public agency during the first quarter of 2012.
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Water: how can we account for our most vital resource? - 10 May 2012.
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New standard gets cost flow accounting flowing - 10 May 2012.
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EU call for proposal on CSR: European Multistakeholder platforms on corporate social responsibility in relevant business sectors - 10 May 2012.
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China’s carbon markets push: Huge potential, but daunting challenges - 2 May 2012.
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Rio 2012 is an opportunity to move towards a green economy - 2 May 2012.
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Promoting greener products through Environmental Product Declarations - 2 May 2012.
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Focus on a Partner: Interview with Global Compact Network Bulgaria - 2 May 2012.
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The European Commission is considering extending the Ecodesign Directive to non-energy-related products - 23 April 2012.
One of the proposals in the report assessing the Ecodesign Directive considers the desirability and possibility of extending the directive to non-energy-related products (non-ErP) and means of transport. This report, published on 20 February by the European Commission, is based on input from Ihobe, the Environmental Management Corporation, and from the other stakeholders involved.
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Gulf of Mexico Still Suffering Two Years After BP Spill - 23 April 2012.
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Nestlé backs LCA venture to boost sustainability - 23 April 2012.
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KPMG report advises business to expect the unexpected - 23 April 2012.
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Well-designed policies can reverse the trends of environmental degradation - 16 April 2012.
The OECD has published a report where it stresses that environmental degradation could lead to "irreversible changes that could endanger two centuries of living standards". This approach is based on four themes: climate change, biodiversity, water and the impact of pollution on health.
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Canadian greenhouse gas emissions stabilize despite economic growth - 16 April 2012.
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UK network looks to protect sustainable standards - 16 April 2012.
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Panasonic kids school “eco learning” programme attracts a lot of interest at primary schools in Bulgaria - 16 April 2012.
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Ihobe unveils the progress made regarding the Climate Change Act in the meeting of the European environmental agencies - 10 April 2012.
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The Hour of Darkness That Circled the Globe - 10 April 2012.
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Government reboots £1bn CCS programme - 10 April 2012.
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CSRwire & CSR Europe announce strategic partnership to expand the dialogue on CSR and social innovation - 10 April 2012.
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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visits SEI - 29 March 2012.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was introduced to research on food security, energy, Baltic Sea and planetary boundaries.
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U.S. EPA Puts First Greenhouse Gas Limits on New Power Plants - 29 March 2012.
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Cargill builds new feed mill and inaugurates 55th Cargill Cares School in Vietnam - 29 March 2012.
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Turning waste into gold with new ISO standard for environmental management accounting - 29 March 2012.
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Ihobe-line processed over 3,000 calls in 2011 - 22 March 2012.
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More effort needed to reduce summer ozone - 22 March 2012.
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Total commits to four R&D institute projects - 22 March 2012.
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New Structure Proposed for ISO 14001 Standard - 22 March 2012.
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EcoEuskadi 2020 at the European Summit of Regions and Cities in Copenhaguen - 9 March 2012
Ihobe, as the technical secretary, will present the Basque Sustainable Development Strategy, EcoEuskadi 2020 at the European Summit of Regions and Cities to be held in Copenhagen on 22 and 23 March 2012. The project has been selected to be showcased as an example of good practices in sustainable development and its participation at the summit will position the Basque Country as one of the most advanced regions in this area.
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Fracking Industry May Lack Will to Avoid Environmental Impacts, Report Finds - 9 March 2012.
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ISO standards offer solutions at 6th World Water Forum - 9 March 2012.
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CSR Europe welcomes Ricoh to the membership network - 9 March 2012.
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Ihobe publishes the list of entities on the Spanish EMAS environmental excellence register - 4 March 2012.
Ihobe has published a tool on its website which contains comprehensive information on the Spanish organisations on the EMAS environmental excellence register. The information will be regularly updated.
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Standards & Compliance Briefing: Smart Grid Roadmap, Energy Star Objections, ISO 14001, LEED - 4 March 2012.
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2012 Insider Knowledge Report Shares Lessons from McDonald’s, Unilever, 130 Others - 4 March 2012.
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Cargill reaffirms support for the Antinea Foundation’s efforts to raise awareness and understanding of marine conservation issues - 4 March 2012.
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Ihobe achieves very positive results in its first gender equality diagnosis - 27 February 2012.
The public environmental management corporation was one of the first to conduct its Equality diagnosis in 2011.
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New Study Shows No Evidence of Groundwater Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing - 27 February 2012.
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Air pollutant emission limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States - 27 February 2012.
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Novartis delivery of child-friendly antimalarial hits the 100 million mark - 27 February 2012.
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KPMG says environmental costs average 40% of corporate earnings - 21 February 2012.
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Gamesa, the first company in the wind-energy sector to be awarded the eco-design certification ISO14006 for its products - 21 February 2012.
Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica, one of the world leaders in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of wind turbines, has been awarded the Eco-design International Standard ISO 14006 certification in recognition of the environmental friendliness of its products. Gamesa thereby becomes the first company in the sector to successfully internationalise its environmental management system, while re-iterating its commitment to eco-efficiency and sustainability.
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Soil protection critical for Europe's economy and ecosystems - 21 February 2012.
Soil is one of the planet's invaluable resources but continues to be degraded in Europe. Together, the mineral particles, water, air, organic matter, and living organisms that constitute soil perform key functions which underpin our society.
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Over 400 Basque companies are becoming more competitive through eco-efficient actions - 21 February 2012.
Just over a year on from the programme being introduced, 410 Basque companies have already signed up to save raw materials and include the environmental variable in their organisation thanks to the Eco-efficiency Programme in the Basque Company, under the impetus of the Basque Government's Department of the Environment in conjunction with Ihobe. Eco-efficiency is being consolidated in the Basque Country as one of the main business values.
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Member Only Insight: EU launches new Communication on trade, growth and development - 12 February, 2012.
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ISO participates in WEF efforts to offer global solutions to global challenges - 12 February, 2012.
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Much Irrigation Water Comes From Non-sustainable Sources - 12 February 2012.
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Ihobe publishes the Activity Report that rounds up its 2011 management plan - 12 February, 2012.
EcoEuskadi 2020, hosting the Basque Ecodesign Meeting, setting up the Basque Ecodesign Center and renewing the silver Q for its management excellence were the most important achievements in the last part of the year.
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Green jobs and environmental competitiveness, the hubs of Ihobe's activity for 2012 - 05 February, 2012.
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Eight Toxics Proposed for Elimination from European Waters - 05 February, 2012.
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MIT: Corporate sustainability reaching a ‘tipping point’ - 05 February, 2012.
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Chambers Ireland: Responsible Business Practice Can Help Improve Ireland’s Global Reputation - 05 February, 2012.
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Ihobe to unveil its 2012 Management Plan at the XII Supplier Forum - 29 January, 2012.
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Reuse of Municipal Wastewater Has Potential to Augment Future Drinking Water Supplies - 29 January, 2012.
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ISO's magazine focuses on Sustainability - 29 January, 2012.
How ISO standards support sustainable development and contribute to sustainable action is the theme of the January issue of ISO Focus+, the magazine of ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
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IBM and World Environment Center to lead new Corporate Sustainability Council of major companies - 29 January, 2012.
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Ihobe and the Bizkaia Professional Association of Engineers join forces to drive ecodesign and sustainable building in engineering companies - 25 January, 2012.
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Acid Rain Change - 25 January, 2012.
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The water challenge –“ How ISO standards help - 25 January, 2012.
ISO’s solutions for addressing vital global water challenges are the subject of a new brochure, ISO & water.
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CSR Europe gathers 35 sector organisations to discuss sustainability - 25 January, 2012.
BRUSSELS, Belgium – CSR Europe, the European Business network for Corporate Social Responsibility, welcomed around 35 different sector organisations to discuss potential collaboration on sustainability.
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Board Members represent CSR Europe at International CSR Conference in Berlin - 14 January, 2012.
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Environmental tax reform: increasing individual incomes and boosting innovation - 14 January, 2012.
European governments could simultaneously reduce income tax, increase innovation and cut pollution by introducing well-targeted environmental taxes and recycling the revenues back into the economy. This was one of the findings from a pair of reports on environmental tax reform (ETR) published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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2010 greenhouse gas emissions data from large facilities now available - 14 January, 2012.
First release of data through the national GHG reporting program
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Over 150 Spanish companies with eco-design certification - 14 January, 2012.
Since it was approved back in 2003, the application of the Eco-design Standard UNE 150301 has now been transformed into an internationally applied standard: the UNE-EN ISO 14006 has been the road to take in order to develop more sustainable products and services and to improve the efficiency of industrial processes in over 150 Spanish companies and organisations.
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Costa Rica advances in the promotion of green public procurement with the support of the United Nations and the Basque Public Environmental Management Company, Ihobe - 08 January, 2012.
Thanks to the support provided by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and by the Basque Government's Environmental Management Company, Ihobe, Costa Rica's central government is strongly promoting green public procurement and contracting in its administration and throughout the country.
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Environmental Priorities to Dominate UN Chief's Second Term - 08 January, 2012.
NEW YORK, New York, January, 2012 (ENS) - Ban Ki-moon began his second five-year term as secretary-general of the United Nations on Sunday with environmental issues high on his list of priorities.
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Ihobe has published the "Report on trends in green public procurement and contracting" in December 2011 - 08 January, 2012.
The Basque Public Environmental Management Company, Ihobe, has published the fourth "Report identifying international trends in green public procurement and purchasing" (GPPC) which includes new developments in the field of social purchasing and green private purchasing.
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Mobile Technology Applications to Replace Eco-Labels? - 08 January, 2012.
Advances in mobile technology are increasing the number of consumer products with smart barcodes. Although this development is encouraging more sustainable products, Organic Monitor (www.organicmonitor.com) believes the implications are far reaching and could eventually lead to the demise of some eco-labels.
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EU's new CSR report offers realistic initiatives to promote sustainability - 30 December, 2011.
Strategy report shows how businesses can benefit by becoming more responsible and also make Europe more competitive
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The Environment and Economic, Accounting and Decision-Making Systems - 30 December, 2011.
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Economic growth must be decoupled from environmental harm – the EEA evaluates findings from 2011 - 30 December, 2011.
Europe’s impact on the environment is still very much linked to the economy. This message was clear in many of the reports and datasets published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in 2011, as analysts were able to clearly see a decrease in various emissions and types of environmental damage during the 2009 recession.
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Iberdrola, Osakidetza Comarca Bilbao, Udapa, Yor, Sener and Colegio Calasancio, winners of the "European Business Awards for the Environment" in the Basque Country - 30 December, 2011.
Iberdrola, Osakidetza Comarca Bilbao, Udapa, Yor, Sener and Colegio Calasancio are the winners of the 2011-2012 "European Business Awards for the Environment" in the Basque Country. The awards were announced by Pilar Unzalu, the Basque Government's Minister for the Environment, during a ceremony held at Bilbao's Campos Elíseos Theatre that was attended by over one hundred companies.
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The world's oldest and largest business association for environmental management celebrates its 20th anniversary
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Secretary-General Asks Global Compact Board to Reconstitute, Address Public-Private Partnership Agenda - Dec 19, 2011.
New York) – Addressing the Global Compact Board on the occasion of its last meeting in 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Board Members to intensify efforts to advance public-private partnerships in support of critical development challenges.
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Helping cutting-edge green technologies reach the market - Dec 20, 2011.
The Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot programme will provide independent verification of the performance of new environmental technologies. This will help manufacturers prove the reliability of performance claims, and help technology purchasers identify innovations that suit their needs.
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COP17 climate talks: Mapping the way towards a legal framework by 2015 - Dec 20, 2011.
A new way forward has been agreed upon in Durban, South Africa, after two weeks of climate change negotiations. The European Union welcomed the agreement from the COP17 climate conference as a breakthrough in the fight against climate change.
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The Minister for the Environment, Pilar Unzalu, will present the prizes at the European Business Awards for the Environment in the Basque section - Dec 20, 2011.
Pilar Unzalu, the Minister for the Environment, Territorial Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries for the Basque Government, will present the prizes at the European Business Awards for the Environment- Basque Section, during a public ceremony which will take place in Bilbao.
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10th edition of the "Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices" report - Dec 12,2011.
Responsible Business Forum is accepting good practices to the 10th edition of the “Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices” Report, which is an annual publication summarizing companies’ involvement in execution of responsible business principles and is an overview of other initiatives in this area, is the most recognizable publication in Poland in the domain of CSR practice.
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Gorbachev opens ISO forum on standards for vehicle of the future - Dec 12,2011.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet statesman and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, was among the distinguished guests speaking at a high-level forum of automotive industry leaders organized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on 2 December in 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland, at the invitation of the ISO President for 2011-2012, Dr. Boris Aleshin.
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Recycling industry can boost the European economy - Dec 12, 2011.
Recycling has multiple benefits for many areas of the economy – providing raw materials, creating jobs and encouraging business opportunities and innovation. These economic benefits of recycling are examined in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report considers the recycling industry in the context of building a 'green economy', a major European policy objective.
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Ihobe moves towards responsible governance - Dec 12, 2011.
Ihobe has created a new public section on its webpage, which, under the title of Responsible Governance, makes various documents available to users which detail, among other information, the management and corporate activities of the organisation, the ethics and code of conduct to which its staff adhere, and the organisation's Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy.
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European Commission backs ISO 26000 - Dec 01, 2011.
The ISO International Standard ISO 26000 is one of the three documents being recommended by the European Commission (EC) on guidance for European enterprises to fulfil their commitment to social responsibility.
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National Safety Council Accepting Submissions for 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award - Dec 01, 2011.
ITASCA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Safety Council is inviting organizations from around the globe to apply for safety’s highest honor – the 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award. The Campbell Award is presented annually to an organization that integrates environmental, health and safety management into the very core of its business operations.
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Huge renewable energy growth this decade, if EU countries meet projections - Dec 01, 2011.
Offshore wind energy capacity in Europe is projected to increase 17-fold between 2010 and 2020, while newer renewable technologies such as concentrated solar power and wave/tidal power will also increase more than 11-fold according to projections. European countries are also expected to significantly boost solar photovoltaic power, onshore wind and other renewable technologies over the next decade.
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Over a hundred experts seek alternatives to remediate contaminated land - Dec 01, 2011.
Knowledge generation to develop new more sustainable alternatives and using new technologies to treat and clean-up contaminated soil was the main objective of the "New Technologies for the Remediation of Contaminated Land: Nanotechnology in Contaminated Land" seminar, which was held at the Tecnalia headquarters in Zamudio on 23 November. Over a hundred specialists from Spain, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic shared know-how in this area for the remediation of potentially contaminated sites. The seminar was organised by Ihobe, Environmental Management Company of the Basque Government's Ministry for the Environment, Land Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries, Tecnalia and the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU).
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Global Compact Business Forum in Latin America Convenes to Advance Corporate Sustainability in the Region - Nov 20, 2011.
(Mexico City) - More than 200 representatives from business, investor groups and Local Networks gathered at the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV: BOLSA) to attend the Latin America and CaribbeanGlobal Compact Business Forum.
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New ISO management system standards for records facilitate transparency in corporate governance - Nov 20, 2011.
In the wake of recent failures in corporate governance, two new ISO standards will help organizations to disclose corporate information quickly and effectively. Increased pressure by industry regulators obliges companies to provide such information because irregularities in financial management, ethical dealings, disclosure, and transparency of decisions have become common.
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Carbon capture and storage could also impact air pollution - Nov 20, 2011.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) involves capturing carbon dioxide released by power stations and other industrial sources, and burying it deep underground. But in addition to keeping an important greenhouse gas (GHG) out of the atmosphere, this technology will lead to benefits and trade-offs for air pollution. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) describes the effects that CCS may have on emissions of some key air pollutants.
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INEM – future oriented new strategy
This year will celebrate its 20th birthday.
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